National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

Document Type

Report

Abstract

Delays in marriage and decreases in divorce rates could impact how long currently married individuals have been married. Using data from the American Community Survey to compare median marital duration of current marriages since 2008, we observe little change over the last nine years. Duration increased by one year—from 18 to 19—between 2009 and 2010 and has remained at 19 years since. Using 2018 data from the American Community Survey, we provide an overview of duration among currently married individuals and then examine median duration by number of times married, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment.

Publication Date

2020

DOI

10.25035/ncfmr/fp-20-16

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